Spreading The March Love

Spread the love for March 2012

(Photo by Chitter)

Time to Spread the Love for the month of March-I truly thank all the folks who take time to comment on the Blind Pig-you truly do make it a better place to visit!

Janet, Just Jackie, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay Ledford, Osagebluff Quilter, Warren, David Templeton, Martina, Glenda Beall, Fencepost, Rick’s Whitetail Woods, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, Paul Saltcreek, B. Ruth, Vicki Lane, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Wanda, Lynn Legge, Pat in East TN, Jen, Sandra, Sheryl Paul, Kenneth M. Roper, Anastasia, Mike McLain, Nancy Simpson, Mamabug, Kat, Lonnie Dockery, Canned Quilter, Jim Casada, Don Casada, Charline, Bradley, Uncle Al, Teresa, Luann, Ethel, Melissa P Misplaced Southerner, Wanda Devers, Donna W, Janet Pressley, PinnacleCreek, Suzi Phillips, Debby Brown, RB, Pointless Picks, Lise, Mary Shipman, Shirla, Glynda, Sue Crane, Gary Powell, Ed Myers, Sassy, Baking Barb, Charlotte, Elizabeth K, Susie Swanson, Cee, Wayne Newton, NCMountainWoman, Tea4Too, Ron Banks, John Stonecypher, Tom, Tim Mc, Nancy M., Tony Foster, Brenda ‘Okie in Colorado, Carol Isler, Bill Burnett, Madge, Kimberly, Ed Ammons, Ethelene Dyer Jones, Patty Hall, Karen Larsen, Janice MacDaniels, Christine, Linda Kerlin, Brian Blake, Alica Happily Married To The Cows, Rechelle, Coffeemuses, Sandy Kalvaitis, Belva, Larry Proffitt, Darlene LaRoche, Jen Y, Judith, Dale Anderson, Ebet, Pamela Moore, John, Marianne, Paul Certo, Paula, Ken Kuhlmann, Bobby C, Bob Aufdemberge, Dolores Barton, Anne, Rachelle at Nanatahala Farms and Nursery, Angie Siddall, Kathryn Magendie, Sherry, Lisa Snuggs, Judy Mincey, Charles Fletcher, Helen G, Sallie Covolo, Garland Davis, Tim Cuthbertson, Tanya, Clint, Nancy Wigmore, Amy Jo Phillips, Granny Sue, Sandy Satterfield, Tammy Fletcher, Danny, Jen, Darlene Debty Kimsey, Nancy, Jo, Carol Killian, Quinn, Kim Campbell, Cyndi, Gerald, Lanny, Steve, Bill Dotson, Granny Pam, John Ratterree , Joy Newer, Susan Casada, Jackie Shound Ringersma, Bob Humphreys, Barbara Gantt, Bernadette Burch, Charlotte Woody, Dan Myshrall, Marylou Sweat, Kay Dallas, Cheryl Soehl, Malcolm, Jessica Puckett, Barb Wright, Nancy Mullen, Crockett, Sam Ensley, Steve Larkin, Bob & Inez Jones, Barbara Daca, Lee Goins, Carynverell, Glenda, Jessie Improved, BF, Jerry in Arkansas, Gorges Smythe, John, SusiCP, Jeanna M, Richard Beauchamp, Byron, Vera Guthrie, Kat, Julia, John Reese, Mike Echols, Jennifer In OR , Jane, Dashel Jamison, Charles Ron Perry, Dorothy, Tammy Davis, Caroline Davis, Dedra C, Don G, Mel, Shirley Templeton Dillistone, Trisha-too, Molly Seaver, JoeDavid Eason, Kenneth Hoffman, Wendell Hobbs, Sandy, Michael, Stevie, Debbie, Laure Clemons, Hockey Anne, Judith Curry, Missy Steiger, Kempie Rackley, Earl Barber, Theresa, Joyce M, Jon Freis, Mike, BJ, Danette Mowery, Kaye Moore, Laura at Laura William’s Musings, Kris, Chuck, Khadigah Cashmere, BlueMountainMama, Sherlock, Shirley Tapley, Billy Propst, Robert Loftis, Sherry, Chris Crayton, Miss FiFi, Celia Miles, Nancy’s Family History, Michele Langston, Delinda Lea, SpecDut, Dorothy Sanderson, Anonymous Homesteader, Nina Chastain, Laura Cunningham, Karen, Michelle, Lesly, Kipper, Keith Ray, and Mark Lynn Ferguson.

Blind Pig & The Acorn Book


Appalachia Through My Eyes

I got some very exciting news this week-actually it came by way of a Blind Pig reader-NCMountainWoman (THANK YOU).

Rob Neufeld writes a weekly book column for the Asheville Citizen Times-and last Sunday he mentioned my book! Here is what he said:

Tipper Pressley, “on a mission to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of her beloved Appalachian Mountains,” alights like a bee on flowers on 25 varied subjects in her photo and facing-page-caption book, “Appalachia Through My Eyes.”

Her nostalgia is a living one, for she perpetuates life-ways with her family—her husband, “The Deer Hunter,” her daughters, “Chatter and Chitter,” and elders in a Brasstown cove. She is a member of “The Read on WNC” social network and website, and the author of the heritage website, “Blind Pig & the Acorn.”

Now that made my day! And what better way to find out about the good news-than from one of you. Seems only fitting that this month’s giveaway should be a digital download of my book.

And the winner is…Kathryn Magendie-I hope you like it Kathryn!

Don’t forget to click on a commenter’s name above and go for a visit-all the ones in orange have a website of their own-I know you’ll be glad you did.



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  • Reply
    April 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you for the commntt! I’ve never heard the word fernenst before! But I checked my Dictionary of Smoky Mtn English-and it’s in there! You were right it says:
    Fornent or fernent, fernenth, fernenst, fernint, forenent: means-alongside, close to, against; opposite.
    Im glad you enjoy the Blind Pig-and thank you for teaching me a new old word!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    janet pressley
    April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I found your book review from the paper on the computer yesterday. I made a copy of it. Congratulations! Love Chitter’s picture. Nana

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Tipper, the Blind Pig World is getting mighty big-I don’t know how you do it, it’s a lot of work! I’m just glad that you do.

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    Karen Larsen
    April 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I took Don’s advice and just ordered myself a copy of Tipper’s book! Can’t wait to see it.

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    April 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I thank you for telling us the stories about your part of our country, for it’s a place I’ll never get to see in person and we do share a lot of the same values and customs.

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    dolores barton
    April 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I look forward to reading your email every day~ Keep up the great work. I know it takes a lot of time to find ways to keep people interested.

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    Don Casada
    April 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I’m late putting in my 2-cents worth, but wanted to echo Miss Cindy on all counts.
    Knowing that I’d already read all the blog entries (including those that were posted before I ever heard of the Brasstown Angel), I originally didn’t get a copy of the book. But an occasion came along to get one for a friend. When I saw it, I realized that even if it was the same pictures and words, the way they fit together just carried a different message.
    Like Miss Cindy, I got several copies to give away. For any of Tipper’s regular readers, I’d encourage you to get a copy for yourself. You won’t regret it.

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    April 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Congratulations to Kathryn and to you Tipper on the very good review of your book!

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    Paul Certo
    April 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    It’s not so much us who are spreading the love, it’s you who every day invites us into your life. We like the visit, and the “letters from a friend.”

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    Rick Kratzke
    April 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Tipper I always do enjoy visiting your blog and will continue to look forward to doing so.

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    April 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Congradulations to Kathryn Magendie on her win. I’ve visited
    her site and quite often.
    Chitter did just like mama with
    the Robin picture…nice job!
    I like Miss Cindy’s strong but
    loving words for her daughter-in-
    law, and I totally agree…she’s
    one of a kind! Thank you for all
    the daily blogs of your life in
    Appalachia and sharing it as a
    woman, but with the heart of a
    little girl…Ken

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    Rip Bradshaw
    April 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Tipper, I have seen your vocabulary lessons off and on, and wondered if you had ever seen, or heard, the word “fernenst” in your wanderings about the mountains. I don’t remember where I saw the word, but it means “against”, if I remember correctly. Would you check it out?
    I appreciate your blog, and visit often, just to see what you can make me homesick with!!

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    B. Ruth
    April 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

    What great news! “By Jove”, I
    think you’ve got it!….
    A bull by the horns for sure, but a strong mountain woman like you can handle it…LOL
    We love your website, and you and the family even if we have never met…more is learned by words than sight…
    Congratulations to Kathryn and to you…
    Thanks for all you do, Tipper!

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    Karen Larsen
    April 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    So exciting, Tipper, and well deserved praise. You are doing an important thing by perpetuating the culture of Appalachia. So much of our American culture has been [email protected] and homogenized. I feel sorry for those who don’t see past the shopping malls into the rich culture and nature of our country.

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    April 4, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations, Kathryn on the win!
    And contratulations, Tipper on the mention!

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    April 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Do you really have that many readers? WOW! I have a friend or two that reads the comments but never leaves one of their own. So, who knows how many people actually come here and never leave ‘evidence’. A male friend told me his mom came to help him clean house and they went to your site and turned up the music while they worked.

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    April 4, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations Tipper!

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    April 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

    tell chitter Great shot. love the bench and bird

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    April 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations Tipper! It doesn’t surprise me a bit that your audience keeps growing and folks say such nice things about you. Looks like Chitter has inherited your eye for photography. I absolutely love that picture.

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    Miss Cindy
    April 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Tipper, I saw the article and I’ve seen the book. It is a beautiful book taking pictures and commentary from the Appalachian Through My Eyes sections of your blog.
    Now, I’d seen every picture and read every comment on the blog but when you put those together in that book I saw them differently.
    I saw how gifted you are with both the camera and the words. You did a remarkable job of putting all that together.
    For those readers who don’t know about publishing through Mag Cloud, Tipper not only took the pictures and wrote the comments she also did all the layout for this book. SHE DID EVERYTHING! She is author, photographer, designer, layout, editor and publisher for this book, Mag Cloud prints and mails it.
    I think that is remarkable!!
    I’ve ordered several to give friends. It’s a beautiful celebration of Appalachia.
    Tipper is too modest to say much about her book. I don’t have that restraint. It is excellent and you can order it by clicking on the Mag Cloud spot on the left side if the page. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
    Tipper, don’t you dare delete one word from my comment. It needs to be said.

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    Kimberly Burnette
    April 4, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Congrats on the great write-up of your book! 🙂

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    Ed Ammons
    April 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

    What is it? You give it to someone and they keep it yet give it back. And its bigger than when you gave it. You give it away again, and it comes back again, still bigger. If you give it to someone who don’t appreciate it and won’t return it, you’ll still have it and they won’t. And it’s bigger for the fact that you gave it. No matter how much you get it’s not too much. No matter how much you give it’s not enough.
    Have a wonderful day!!

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    April 4, 2012 at 5:36 am

    It seems you become more and popular day by day and well you should! The cream always rises to the top; you ARE the best! As for your book, I knew I had to have it as soon as I knew about it. Rob Neufield certainly has an eye for talent. Everyone becomes a fan of you and your family as soon as they are made aware of you. Well, I’ll stop now before I start frothing at the mouth from trying to tell you how excited and proud we all are for you! Oh yes, and congratulations to Kathryn on winning the book.
    Almost forgot, Chitter’s picture of the Robin has Spring all in it.

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